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African leaders address China-Africa Forum

07-19-2012 15:18 BJT Special Report:5th Ministerial Meeting of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation |

Egypt’s Presidential Envoy, Mohamed Kamel Amr, South African President Jacob Zuma and Benin President Boni Yayi have also addressed the opening ceremony. Mohamed Kamel Amr spoke about the achievements between China and Africa over the past 12 years, especially on economic win-win cooperation and cultural exchanges.

Jacob Zuma also reviewed the commitments between China and Africa. Benin’s Boni Yayi, meanwhile, stressed the importance of agriculture and infrastructure development in Africa. He said he appreciated China’s contributions in these areas.

Boni Yayi said, "Agriculture is at the core of the China-Africa cooperative partnership. We suggest that each country in Africa should use at least 10% of their revenue on developing agriculture.

We appreciate China’s help in Africa’s agricultural development. Meanwhile, Africa should also speed up developing infrastructure such as ports, roads and railways. We also hope that China will help us more in this area."

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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